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#931773 - 05/26/15 10:31 PM Re: Official UnRally XIV Announcement!! [Re: Joe Frickin' Friday]  
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Is there a posting of those that are attending this year's UnRally?


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#931774 - 05/26/15 10:46 PM Re: Official UnRally XIV Announcement!! [Re: Endobobdds]  
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Originally Posted By: Endobobdds
Is there a posting of those that are attending this year's UnRally?


As of 5/16 (stolen list from the previous page of this thread). There have been additional new registrants, and there's usually a handful more during the last weeks.


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#931799 - 05/27/15 02:23 AM Re: Official UnRally XIV Announcement!! [Re: EffBee]  
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Originally Posted By: EffBee
As of 5/16 (stolen list from the previous page of this thread). There have been additional new registrants, and there's usually a handful more during the last weeks.


New list being generated. Please stand by... lurk

#931801 - 05/27/15 02:43 AM Re: Official UnRally XIV Announcement!! [Re: Joe Frickin' Friday]  
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OK, the attendance list as of 5/26/15 includes a grand total of 65 attendees:



Looking forward to seeing you all. wave

#933331 - 06/09/15 10:07 PM Re: Official UnRally XIV Announcement!! [Re: Joe Frickin' Friday]  
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That is an impressive list for a Midwurstern location. clap

Looking forward to putting faces and names together for the first time for many on the list.

I'm still thinking I'm gonna introduce myself as Marty. rofl


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#933522 - 06/11/15 02:50 AM Re: Official UnRally XIV Announcement!! [Re: Bud]  
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Originally Posted By: Bud
That is an impressive list for a Midwurstern location. clap

Looking forward to putting faces and names together for the first time for many on the list.

I'm still thinking I'm gonna introduce myself as Marty. rofl


If you see this, you'll know you have arrived:



You can park in front of the lobby (center):




or head for the parking ramp way off to the right. The giant structure to the right contains the water park; if you're not too tired after your ride, you might enjoy splashing around there.

In addition to the main restaurant/bar inside, they have outdoor seating, up and down:



That pic was from the off-season last September; there should be more chairs and tables in a couple of weeks so you can enjoy your ceegars and Spotted Cow in the great outdoors.

Look for these lovely ladies on one of your rides (there's a waypoint in your GPS):



Also look for views like this:



and roads like this:







Gonna be a good time. cool

#933553 - 06/11/15 12:56 PM Re: Official UnRally XIV Announcement!! [Re: Joe Frickin' Friday]  
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Mitch's photos really capture the essence of the area. Great riding abounds. If you decide to go on a "ride-about," not following any particular route, I'd urge you to generally head west and south from TBL, where you'll find the most interesting landscape and the best roads.

One of my favorite SW Wisconsin things to do is to just get on my ST and head out without any particular agenda, taking whatever road looks interesting.


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#933556 - 06/11/15 02:07 PM Re: Official UnRally XIV Announcement!! [Re: Mike]  
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Originally Posted By: Mike
...If you decide to go on a "ride-about," not following any particular route, I'd urge you to generally head west and south from TBL, where you'll find the most interesting landscape and the best roads...



This is very good advice.

I also want to point out that areas to the east of TBL are not as scenic. That area is low with lots of marsh areas.

The route in my brain mentioned earlier will be west and south. You are welcome to ride along or get with me at the lodge and I'll share the routing information with you. As Mike indicated there is not one special route in this area. You'd be hard pressed to find a bad one, but Hwy 35, the Great River Road, between La Crosse and Prairie du Chien is one road that really stands out and should be included if you can fit it in.



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Originally Posted By: eddd
You'd be hard pressed to find a bad one, but Hwy 35, the Great River Road, between La Crosse and Prairie du Chien is one road that really stands out and should be included if you can fit it in.


Sweet. That's my final approach route. thumbsup


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#933563 - 06/11/15 02:41 PM Re: Official UnRally XIV Announcement!! [Re: Mike]  
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Originally Posted By: Mike
Mitch's photos really capture the essence of the area. Great riding abounds. If you decide to go on a "ride-about," not following any particular route, I'd urge you to generally head west and south from TBL, where you'll find the most interesting landscape and the best roads.


More advice for free-roaming riders:

- US highways (e.g. US14, US61) tend to be the straightest, busiest, and most heavily patrolled roads.

- State highways (e.g. WI71, WI27) are a little less straight and feature less traffic/enforcement.

- County highways are named with one or two letters (e.g. county C, county DD), tend to have very little traffic/enforcement, and are the least grandma-friendly, i.e. plenty of curves and hills and blind rises. You may occasionally find an unpaved road, but these are pretty rare in Wisconsin. Unpaved stretches generally don't last more than a mile or so, but if you're free-roaming, you can always find a way around if you prefer sticking to paved roads.

-Roads with more colloquial names (e.g. Spring Coulee Road, Rognstad Ridge Road) are generally at least as fun as lettered county roads.

-As mentioned in the routes announcement, state, county, and even city parks all tend to have public restrooms (though not all have running water). Here and there you may also spot roadside picnic areas that have restroom facilities.

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